On the last weekday of summer, we do a back-to-school breakfast for the neighborhood kids. We use this as a practice day. We do our full morning routine, then enjoy doughnuts outside with friends. This helps us to see how long it will take to get ready for school in the morning, and gives us the chance to exchange emergency phone numbers with other parents. Another perk? The kids are tired that night so they sleep well, and the real first day of school is much easier.
This article appeared in the August/September 2012 issue of
Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2012 by Gina Croxford.
Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.